Enjoy the magic of the forest!

Enchanting activities are taking place in Forestry Commission sites across the South to engage a whole generation of youngsters in imaginative outdoor play. The Forest Fairy Tales campaign aims to reverse perceptions that many parents have about their child’s interest in the world of pretend. A recent study revealed that 90% of parents think children…

Bytheway – you can play here

A new play area has been opened at Bytheway Field, off Leigh Road in Colehill. The informal facility includes pieces of equipment made from natural timber, which provide a combination of physical activity, aimed at improving balance, strength and coordination, and opportunities for learning. Some of the pieces are also suitable for children with disabilities.…

Dalek invades Heatherlands

A rogue Dalek has landed in Heatherlands Community Centre ready for an alien invasion. ‘Other worlds and other forms of life’ is the topic for the 2013 Heatherlands Art Week. To celebrate this, artist Darrell Wakelam has been working with residents of the Heatherlands estate this week to build a life-size Dalek. Over the last…

Our town!

Historical materials documenting Bournemouth’s Cooper-Dean family and the Littledown estate are now on display as part of a special exhibition at Bournemouth Library.

The exhibition, called ‘Our Town’ tells the story of the development of Bournemouth over the years dating back to the 1600s when much of Bournemouth was owned by the Cooper Dean estate right through to the present day and beyond.